June 23, 2024

Akpabio announces Plateau lawmaker as minority leader, others

Akpabio announces Plateau lawmaker as minority leader

The Senate President, Godwill Akpabio, has announced the Plateau North lawmaker, Mwadkwon Davou as Minority Leader.

Akpabio read the names when the lawmakers reconvened from the closed-door session.

He also named Osun West lawmaker, Kamorudeen Olarere (PDP Osun West) as Deputy Minority Leader.

Labour Party Darlington Nwokeocha (Abia Central) was also named Minority Whip, while Rufai Hanga (NNPP Kano Central was announced as the Deputy Minority Whip.

The Ekiti Central lawmaker, Opeyemi Bamidele, was named the Senate Majority Leader.

The Senate President also announced Senator Dave Umahi (Ebonyi South) as the Deputy Majority Leader; Senator Ali Ndume (Borno South) as Chief Whip; and Senator Lola Ashiru (Kwara South) as the Deputy Whip.

Akpabio stated, “The All Progressives Congress caucus of the Senate after consultations, has emerged with their leadership which will be the fulcrum of commencing other businesses of the chamber.

“I’m happy to announce that by consensus, the Senate Leader, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele, will be the Majority Leader.

“Sen. Mohammed Ndume (APC-Borno) will be the Chief Whip of the 10th Senate; Sen. David Umahi (APC-Ebonyi), by your consent, will act as the Deputy Leader and Sen. Lola Ashiru (APC-Kwara) will be the Deputy Chief Whip.”

The Senate immediately dissolved into a closed session.

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